The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America

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It didn't occur to me until fairly late in the work that I was writing a book about the beginnings of a national celebrity culture. By 1860, a few boxers had become heroes to working-class men, and big fights drew considerable newspaper coverage, most of it quite negative since the whole enterprise was illegal. But a generation later, toward the end of the century, the great John L. Sullivan of Boston had become the nation's first true sports celebrity, an American icon. The likes of poet Vachel Lindsay and novelist ...

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The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America
2010, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

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